Exotic Rare Snakewood Hand Turned Wooden Crochet Hook by Bryan Tyler Nelson

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This beautiful hand turned crochet hook made from Exotic and Rare Snakewood. Snakewood is extremely hard and feels like glass. You won't find a smother hook anywhere! This hook is shaped with a larger handle to relieve stress on the hand and wrist when crocheting. The hook has an Ergonomic shape that fits nicely in the hand. Because this hook is hand made there will be variation in appearance, grain and color.

This crochet hook measures 5 3/4" to 8" long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4" to 1" in diameter at it's widest. General guidelines are sizes K 6.5mm) and smaller are 5 3/4" to 6 1/4" long. Sizes L (8mm to M (9mm) are 6 3/4" to 7 1/4" long. Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7 1/2" to 8" long. Hooks with multiple woods tend to be to the longer side of these measurements. The reason for the variation is that each hooks is hand turned and while the standard shape, which gives the Ergonomic advantage, is maintained each hook is uniquely it's own. You can request a specific length please contact me before ordering a custom length.

Hook size can be marked on the hook but only on request. Just make a note to seller when checking out, there is no charge for this service.

Hooks Pictured are example of what you will receive. This is a hand turned hook, grains and color will vary.

Be sure to read some of my reviews below!

Snakewood comes from a smallish, relatively rare tree found in the forests of Central and South America and is somewhat brittle and difficult to work, but worth the effort. It is very rare in general and fully figured pieces are even rarer and very expensive. There is generally a problem with pith checking (that is, the center of the logs tends to have long voids and splits after drying). Typically only 25% of a log will have the famous snakeskin figure.

Both figured and unfigured sections are prone to extremely thin cracks that sometimes cannot be seen until after the wood is fully worked and a finish is applied.

Called "snakewood" because of the fairly obvious snakeskin look of the figured portions. In England it's called "letterwood" because the figure was interpreted as looking somewhat like hieroglyphics.

Some of the feed back on NELSONWOOD hooks...

Lauren Nicole has this to say...
WORTH EVERY PENNY! I have tried many other wood crochet hooks and these are the BEST! Other wood hooks have skinnier handles which doesn't help enough with wrist fatigue. These are the perfect diameter and I think they are ergonomically correct. They really make a difference. I have used the same crochet hooks for 20 years and got to the point where I could only crochet for 30 minutes at a time before my wrists hurt so much that I had to stop. I started trying all kinds of wood hooks. I saw these on Etsy and ordered two of them in different sizes. It took me two days to really get used to them, but I can now crochet for 3 or 4 hours at a time (I could probably crochet longer, but life gets in the way). They are also beautifully made. They are so gorgeous that you will want to display them. I can't wait to order more!

Brittany Barner has this to say...
I am a knitter. Crochet and I have never gotten along, ever. I found these beautiful hooks and gifted my grandmother with a set. Upon seeing the quality and ergonomic design I immediately realized I was jealous of her new gift and decided I had to learn to crochet and get one. I sat down one night with my new hook and crocheted a hat. Took me several hours of pain free crochet and made my first successful crochet item. If only one had a version of this that would work for knitting! I can only knit for an hour at a time. These are amazing

robin erdman says....
This is my second Nelsonwood hook. I adore these hooks, they fit perfectly in my hands and are so comfortable. I have been crocheting for a long time and have tried every hook out there, these hooks are some of the best! I will definitely continue to add to my collection.

Naomh Harbinson says .....
Absolutely wonderful! my four hooks not only look beautiful but are a joy to work with, being incredibly light & smooth gliding through even the most splitty yarn without a snag. I can't wait to order more!

Donna Roach says .....
I cannot express in words how beautiful this hook is! I am a long time crocheter and this hook fits beautifully in your hand and is incredibly light. Thank you so much! Your workmanship is outstanding!

Ms Toot says .....
I've had my hook for an hour now. I wanted to test it out before leaving a review. I LOVE MY NEW HOOK!! The craftsmanship is superb! The attention to detail is awesome! I especially love the fact that the hook size is strategically placed on the throat of the hook!! Not only is it beautiful, I've played around with 4 different types of yarn&the hook worked well with them all! I'm a pencil/pen grip crocheter&crocheting with this hook was not awkward at all,it felt very comfortable. I also tried using the knife grip&it felt just as comfortable! The hook is lightweight, my stitches are even&it relieved the pain/stress on my hand/wrist! I also rubbed my hook onto wax paper to help it glide through the yarn better! It was well packaged&arrived VERY fast! Will purchase from this store again VERY SOON! Lol! Thank you NelsonWood!!!

Gina McLean says...
Amazingly beautiful craftsmanship! Fast shipping! Perfect for crocheting..my favorite hook by far. I have tried grips, foam attachments before and nothing stopped the aching....this hook causes no pain or discomfort and I can crochet for hours!!! LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING PRODUCT! Now I can crochet without pain!!
Can't wait to order another one...just need to decide which size next :)

joyfulnoise1 says.....
Super fast shipping as before. This is my second wooden crochet hook. It's hard to describe how wonderful these hooks really are-so comfortable in the hand, glide through the yarn, no splits in the yarn, and I could crochet comfortably for hours if I had the time! I started a baby afghan with this hook, and it has been a great joy to see the beauty of this hook and to experience the ease of use with my injured thumb. I look forward to eventually purchasing a hook in every size that is available-thanks for creating such wonderful crochet hooks!

Kelley Macek says.....
Love this beautiful hand made hook! I love it as much as my other two Nelsonwood hooks. Check out my other reviews. This hook is just as awesome.
and she also said.....
Another hit from Nelsonwood! This hook is perfection. It glides through the fuzziest of fibers like a hot knife through butter. The head is perfectly in line with the shaft, making my stitches sweetly even. I find myself selecting projects that will allow me to use any one of my three Nelsonwood hooks. I highly recommend these over any other I use.

B. Cowell says....
What beautiful craftsmanship in the 4 crochet hoods. hooks are nice and smooth. the grains and style of the handles are lovely. these will be used to create w/ my yarns and help with hand fatigue...Thanks again for such beautiful hooks.......

amyfishgirl says....
Beautiful! It glides smoothly through the yarn! I'm never going back to metal or plastic hooks again! Excellent customer service! Highly recommended!

Very fast shipping. The wood used for this crochet hook is so beautiful and the hook is so comfortable to use. This is the 3rd hook that I have purchased.

Deborah MORSE says....
As with my other hook from Bryan, this is a stunner. Beautiful to look at and lovely to use. He ships quickly too.

cathenkayak says....
This crochet is absolutely awesome, and exactly what I was looking for!

robin erdman says....
A beautiful hook at a great price! Swift service. I love the feel of the hook in my hand.

Excellent. Absolutely beautiful, a work of art. I am so very happy I got it. Bryan is very sweet and listened to my request. My hands are very - very- grateful to him.

Nicole Hazzard says.....
Beautiful hook and fast shipping! Thank you so much. The hook is a joy to work with and look at.

harpy57 says.....
Superb workmanship and artistry. The turning is excellent and creating the hook, also hard for me to keep the right size, is masterfully done. A great finish and buy these because they are art that fulfills a function.

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I am a custom wood turner and woodwork. I look forward to any and all custom inquires.
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